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, florida, to sit down with president obama. scott, what did the president have to say? >> pelley: noragreat to be with you this morning. the the president and mr. romney have so many campaign stops in florida and ohio, it almost looks like they're running for governor. but we caught up with the president in st. petersburg, as you said, and one of the things we wanted to ask him about is how things would change in a second obama term. we pointed out to the president, of course, if he is re-elected, it is very likely that john boehner will still be speaker of the house, and paul ryan will still be the chairman of the budget committee. so i wanted to know from the president how they would try to achieve a grand bargain on the budget with all of the players remaining the same. here's a little bit of what the president had to say. if you win, will you be willing to compromise? what are you willing to give in order to complete this grand bargain on the budget that has failed? >> well, keep in mind that the trillion dollars that we cut, you know, was a painful exercise. there are some programs tha
convention, and their theme seems to be everybody is disappointed in barack obama. they don't say he's a bad guy. it's like from the requested wizard of ozits" when he said, "i'm not a bad man. i'm just a bad wizard." that seems to be what they're saying about barack obama. how do you handle that? >> look, there were three things that you didn't see at the republican convention. you didn't see any new ideas for creating jobs. you didn't see george bush. and you didn't see mitt romney's tax returns. and the fact of the matter is, it was george bush's policy that drove our country into the worst set of problems any president as inherited since franklin delano roosevelt. but facts are facts and we can't deny for 29 months in a row we have seen positive private sect job growth, foreclosures are better than before the president took office. this is hard. these are deep problems. what you're going to see in the next few days here in charlotte, san agenda and a vision for america's future, where our middle class is actually growing, becoming stronger, where we create opportunity. their only idea is
president obama a lot of cover, the economy needs to start recovering before before we make any sacrifices before we ask people to make any sacrifice and i think there the president will be able to if he is reelected to kind of have a simpson-bowles moment and that is what clinton is trying to set him up to do. >> i also thought he gave cover in another way which is to say, there is a lot to be dealt with here, first in the short-term and the long-term, and we don't expect the president to come out and say right now what his negotiating position, what his end point is going to be of the negotiations so everyone should get together and start working on this. so when president obama said he was thinking about naming bill clinton as secretary for explaining stuff, he also meant not quite explaining it when the need arose. >> yes. >> schieffer: peggy, let me just start with you. this week, i mean, you write this column for the wall street journal, many conservatives look to you for advice. i mean you are a leading voice on the right. you called the romney campaign this week a rolling calamity.
is that it highlights a great foreign policy accomplishiment for the obama administration, and so this is an area where it's not only does the president lead mitt romney on the question of who can handle a crisis, but it also goes to leadership. and one of the questions in this election is which of these two men do you think can be a leader. that's the positive side for the president. the double play side is this looks like he's trading on the blood of men and that he's keepingenning the accomplishment and endangering and changing the culture, that the president and his seam get associated with being too rah-rah-- >> right, but the president didn't write this book. >> he didn't write the book but it comes into the public conversation. joe biden's line,"bin laden is dead, g.m. is alive." bin laden when mentioned and even shown on the screen, the cheers went up like crazy which made some democrats uncomfortable. but the book brings the thing back into conversation, which has political upsides but it also has downsides if terms of looking like the president is trying to take too much credit for this. >> w
the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schief
. >> yeah, we have got president obama and governor romney. we have got the president of egypt is going to close for us, and i think people will find that very interesting. president, new president of liberia is coming. nobel prize winning president -- i said liberia, i meant libya, and the nobel prize winning president of liberia is coming and a lot of other world leaders from around the world. >> mike duke will be on the opening, president of wal-mart along with the head of the world bank and secretary-general of the u.n. because of at least among american companies wal-mart is the number one user of solar power in america and they use quite a bit of wind too, so it is very interesting that they have, a buying part of their business strategy and their stock has been up and growth is good, it is cutting down on their traditional energy use. >> schieffer: i want to wish you the best of luck with this but also want to talk to you a little bit about american politics. you have clearly were the star of the detrimentally convention. you probably made the best case that anybody could probabl
was on the campaign trail yesterday saying that the obama administration has diminished america's presence overseas and our image, a direct quote, "if we project weakness, they come. if we are strong, our adversaries will not test us and our allies will respond to us." what's your response to that. >> it's two-fold. first of all, bob, i think american people expect in times of challenge overseas for our leaders to be unified. and to come together. and to be steadfast and steady and calm and responsible. and that certainly is what president obama has been. with respect to what i think is a very empty and baseless charge of weakness, let's be plain-- the american people know the record very well. president obama said when he was running for president that he would refocus our efforts and attentions on al qaeda. we've decimated al qaeda. assume iosamabin laden is gone. he also said we'd end the war in iraq responsibly. we've done that. he has protected civilians in libya, and qaddafi is gone. i serve up at the united nations, and i see every day the difference in how countries around the world view th
's not a lot of time, and i don't think the difference between netanyahu and obama on this is that great in terms of the president's commitment not to allow iran to acquire nuclear weapons. the idea of putting out a public red line, in effect, issuing an ultimatum, is something that no president would do. you notice governor romney is not putting out a red line. senator mccain didn't, either, and neither is netanyahu, because it locks you in. i think what's clear is that the united states has a vital interest in preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon. there is still time, perhaps six months, even, by prime minister netanyahu's own time table to try to see if a negotiated solution can be worked out. i'm pessimistic about that. if that doesn't work out, and we need to make every effort, exhaust every chance that it does work-- then i'm afraid that 2013 is going to be a year in which we're going to have a military confrontation with iran. >> schieffer: you really believe that? tom friedman, is a military showdown inevitable in this? i mean, i-- just to be the devil's advocate, let me
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